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Journey across the Sierra Nevadas

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 3323

Scope and Contents

The author of the account was 11 1/2 years old when he made the journey from Sacramento, California, to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1860. He apparently recorded this event later in life. He uses fictional names and never identified himself or his family's name. An older couple decided they wanted to go to Utah at the last minute, and because his family's wagon was the lightest, they took the older couple with them. Along the way, they encountered a few difficulties and the old lady died.


  • 1960

Language of Materials

Materials are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from Journey across the Sierra Nevadas must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 folder (0.08 linear ft.)

Custodial History

This item was found in the Maureen Ursenbach Beecher donation. Prior to becoming part of the donor's research files, the provenance is unknown.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Maureen Ursenbach Beecher.


19th Century Western and Mormon Manuscripts.

Register of Journey across the Sierra Nevadas
Rose Frank
18 March 2011
Description rules
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States